Bassett Collection of Stereoscopic Images of Human Anatomy

Dissection of female pelvis from a lateral approach

Interior of left side of pelvic cavity.

Image #162-4

KEYWORDS: Ovary, Peripheral nervous system, Vasculature, Central nervous system, Muscles and tendons, Peripheral nervous system, Uterus.

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Dissection of female pelvis from a lateral approach
Interior of left side of pelvic cavity.
The specimen shown in the preceding photograph has been turned so that it is now viewed from in front and slightly to the right. The ovary, ovarian vessels and uterine tube have been pulled anteriorly.
1 . Superior hypogastric plexus
2 . Sympathetic trunk
3 . Promontory (pointer on intervertebral disc L. V - S. I)
4 . Common iliac artery (pointer at level of bifurcation into internal and external iliac arteries)
5 . Iliac lymph node
6 . Middle sacral artery
7 . Internal iliac artery
8 . Pelvic surface of sacrum
9 . Parietal pelvic fascia
10 . Rectouterinus muscle (uterosacral ligament)
11 . Rectum
12 . Iliac lymph node
13 . Ovarian artery
14 . Upper pointer: Internal iliac vein (pointer indicates level at which vein originates from common iliac vein) Lower pointer: Ureteral branch of internal iliac artery
15 . Psoas major muscle (covered by fascia)
16 . Iliac fascia
17 . External iliac artery
18 . External iliac lymph node
19 . Ovary
20 . Ureter
21 . Upper pointer: Uterine artery Lower pointer: Ovarian branch of uterine artery
22 . Ligamentum teres
23 . Uterine venous plexus
24 . Fundus of uterus
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